Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 26, 2009
    Joanne from PE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Addicted to this panel !! My family and I want to cut down on dining costs for our upcoming trip in November as we are staying 16 days and want to bring our lunches to the parks. Any suggestions on cold meals other than sandwiches ?? Thank you so much !

    Hi Joanne,

    Well let me say, that is one addiction we would encourage you to continue with. Great idea by the way, to carry lunches with you to cut back on costs.

    Sandwiches are of course a great choice, but I can understand not wanting to eat ham and cheese for 16 days in a row. Of course the first suggestion is to change up the sandwich choices or types of bread you use. Make some on bagels or pitta bread. You can also bring different types of prepared salads like tuna fish or egg salad. Many of the food choices we like to bring with us are finger foods. We like to "snack" on fruit and fresh vegetables. We have carried small ziploc bags of cut up vegetables or fruit and make a mini on the go salad.

    We also like to bring a variety of cheeses and crackers, chips, beef jerky, nuts, raisins, cranberries and granola bars as these items fill us up and are easy to eat on the go. There are meals to go that you can purchase from camping supply stores or sites. I have to admit I have never tried any, but I have a number of friends who think the taste is good and they are portable and do not have to be heated.

    Be sure to keep any food you carry in an insulated bag with cooler packs to prevent the food from spoiling. You would certainly hate to get sick while on vacation. Hope some of these fill your tummy and do not empty your pocket book.
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Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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